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Meant to Move aims to help reduce injuries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.

“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general, and coaches in the schools who work with kids every day.”

Munion, Gilson part of NCAA swim meet

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Freedom High School graduate Brooke Munion and Whitehall High School graduate Brooke Gilson have been both opponents and teammates over the years, swimming separately at their respective high schools and together at Parkland Aquatic Club.

They met again, this time as seniors attending different colleges, at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships held back on March 8-11 at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.

Zephs top Panthers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Saturday’s match against Quakertown served as a good test for the Whitehall boys volleyball team who had to dig deep in order to come up with the win to stay undefeated.

It took them five sets to defeat the Panthers, the first time they’ve been stretched that long this season. It probably shouldn’t have gone that many sets considering the Zephs had little trouble disposing of the Panthers in the first two sets, winning by 12 points, and nine points, respectively.

Softball beats Pine Grove

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Pine Grove softball team ran into a thorny adversary when they visited Whitehall last Saturday.

One player in particular was extremely prickly, her presence a constant source of irritation throughout the game. That player was Ashlee Brosky who vexed the Cardinals while on the mound and at the plate.

Brosky was a one-girl wrecking crew, getting the complete game victory, allowing just five hits and three runs. She was also 4-4 at the dish, smacking a triple and double with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Local umps get the call

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every year, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils play an exhibition game for charity. Among all of the planning that goes into putting the game together is finding umpires to work the game. Minor League umpires aren’t allowed to work the game, so the teams generally turn to PIAA umpires. This year’s game was played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and when there is anything to do with umpiring, the IronPigs turn to Marty Ondrovic for help.

Whitehall track falls to Becahi, Liberty

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall track and field team is still trying to find its footing as they head into the heart of their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule.

Last week they had a tri-meet against Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic High schools. The boys were swept by the Hurricanes and Golden Hawks, while the girls managed to defeat Bethlehem Catholic, 77-73.

Head coach James Sebesta said that the effort was really good, but the boys were hurt by the absence of Andrew Hawk, who is a points machine in the 800 and relay races.

Baseball falls to Emmaus at Coca-Cola

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The game started well for the Whitehall baseball team at Coca-Cola Park on Monday, but then it fizzled out, leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, they held Emmaus scoreless over the first three innings, but the Green Hornets exploded with four runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. That barrage invoked the 10-run rule as the lead ballooned to 12-2, ending the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Tennis tops Pates

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys tennis team is at it again this season, turning the beginning of the year into a court of misery for their opponents.

Their latest victim was Freedom High School, defeating the Patriots 5-2. Freedom, who won a District 11 Championship in 2015, couldn’t break through in any of the singles matches as the Zephyrs swept all three spots.